Kabir Yusuf, FAAN MD

FG appoints Kabir Yusuf as new FAAN MD, replaces Yadudu

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Federal Government, through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi sirika has appointed Mr. Kabir Yusuf Mohammed as the new Managing Director for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Kabir Yusuf, FAAN MD

Mr Yusuf replaces Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, who has been in office since May 20, 2019.

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Prior to his appointment, he was Regional General Manager North Central, Airport Manager, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

Kabir was also served as the Chairman, Aviation Roadmap Implementation Committee in January 2022 by the Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika, and also doubles as the General Manager, Special Duties at FAAN.

Kabiru had worked in various public and private organisations such as The Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (1992 -1994), General Services Office and Ecological Fund Office.

He was at the State House, Office of the Head of State, Commander-in-Chief (Principal Secretary’s Office 1994 –1998), Special Assistant to the Minister of Environment (1999), Special Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 2000, Personal Assistant to the Chairman, National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria, Port-Harcourt (2001), Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Frenchies Limited (2002), Personal Assistant to Chairman, A & Hatman Limited, Admin Manager, Interlinks Insurance, Abuja and Admin Manager, First Medical and Sterile Products, Calabar (2003 – 2006). Special Assistant to the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria 2006 – 2007); Head of SERVICOM, MAKIA, FAAN, Kano (2008 – 2009). Chief Liaison Officer, FAAN Liaison Office, Abuja (2009 – 2014). Chief of Staff to the Managing Director /CEO FAAN Headquarters, Lagos (2014 – 2017).

He was Director, Lagos Operations, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (2017 – 2020). General Manager-Special Duties (2020 – 2022).

Yusuf has undertaken international Civil Aviation Organization /Airport Council International (ICAO/ACI) Courses on Air Transport System (Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies, Abu Dhabi), Airport Operations Safety and Security, Airport Commercial and Financial Management and Airport Planning, Development and Environmental Management. Airport Safety Management System Implementation at GMR Aviation Academy India, as well as, attended the Airport Environment Management Course at GCAS Abu Dhabi, UAE in fulfilment of the requirement for the attainment of certification as an International Airport Professional.

He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Program of the United States Government in 2007 (Transparency and Good Governance). He has a diploma in Airport Executive Leadership ACI/Concordia University, and a a Certificate on Integrated Safety Management System from Singapore Aviation Academy, in addition to a Management Certificate in Civil Aviation from ICAO/Concordia University comprising of Certificate in Strategic Management, Certificate in Human Resources and Certificate in Business Strategy. He also has certificate in Runway Safety Management (ACI); Certificate in Airport Business Operations (ACI). Other certificates include Airport User Charges, ACI, Panama. Human Resources Management, IATA Singapore, and others.

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